How HelloFresh Helped Our Family Get Back On Track After Summer

As a mom of two, I've been swamped all summer long. What with all the kids' outdoor activities and trips we've gone on, the family's eating habits have taken a back seat.

Most nights, I've been sticking a pizza in the oven or whipping up a quick pasta and getting takeaway when I'm feeling really lazy. I wanted to get into a routine of making a home-cooked meal every evening, but I didn't know where to start.

Now that it's back-to-school season and between work, school, and after-school activities, I don't have a lot of time to shop for ingredients, prepare, and cook a meal every evening. One day my husband suggested we try HelloFresh, saying one of his colleagues highly recommended it.

After talking for a while he convinced me to try it for a week since you can cancel your subscription at any time. You can choose between Meat & Veggie, Veggie, Family, and Smart Meals. They do a plan for 2-4 people, 3 or 4 recipes a week. We went with Meat & Veggie 4 people, 4 nights a week, which ended up costing only $9.69 per meal! Then we select our meals, and the menu changes every week so we'll always have new things to try.

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Our box arrived at our doorstep right on time and I was super excited to test each recipe.

The ingredients are clearly labeled and all very fresh. I like it that HelloFresh makes an effort to be sustainable - even their ice packs are recyclable!

First up was Cheesy Beef and Rigatoni Bake with Veggies and Tomato Sauce. I was shocked when I saw that it only takes 25 minutes to cook, but my main concern was whether the kids would enjoy it.

But to my surprise, it was on the table in 25 minutes! And everyone's plates were clean - even Toby! He's a fussy eater. Now HelloFresh is officially kid-approved in our house.

As our week went on, I realized how fantastic HelloFresh is. My favourite meal of the week was the Indian Turkey Curry with Sweet Potato on Cilantro Rice, but the kids loved the BBQ Beef Meatballs with Smashed Potatoes and Garlicky Broccoli.

Needless to say, we kept our HelloFresh subscription. I'm amazed at how much time it saves me - it's been a lifesaver. It's saved us a lot of money too, considering what we'd spent on takeaway over the summer! HelloFresh has really helped us reestablish our healthy mealtime routine.

HelloFresh meals are delicious and wholesome, but most of all HelloFresh allows for some quality family time. We sit together around the table and catch up on our day. If you're looking for a way to cook more home-cooked meals, try HelloFresh.

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